Über den Autor
David Frape BSc (Reading), PhD (Iowa), Dip Agric (Cantab), CBiol, FSB, FRCPath, RNutr, has published numerous papers and articles on equine nutrition. He is also a scientific consultant, a member of the Editorial Board of Equine Veterinary Journal, a member of the Laminitis Trust, and Editor of World Agriculture.
Foreword.rnIntroduction to the Fourth Edition.rnAcknowledgements.rnList of Abbreviations.rn1 The Digestive System.rnThe mouth.rnThe stomach and small intestine.rnThe large intestine.rnStudy questions.rnFurther reading.rn2 Utilization of the Products of Dietary Energy and Protein.rnCarbohydrate, fat and protein as sources of energy, and the hormonal regulation of energy.rnEnergy metabolism.rnDietary protein.rnProtein requirements for maintenance.rnAmino acids.rnNon-protein nitrogen.rnLaminitis and energy intake.rnStudy questions.rnFurther reading.rn3 The Roles of Major Minerals and Trace Elements.rnMajor minerals.rnTrace elements.rnStudy questions.rnFurther reading.rn4 Vitamin and Water Requirements.rnVitamin requirements.rnWater requirements and fluid losses.rnStudy questions.rnFurther reading.rn5 Ingredients of Horse Feeds.rnRoughage.rn'Processed' feeds.rnFunctions of hay and use of other bulky feeds.rnCompounded nuts.rnCoarse mixes.rnCereals.rnOther lesser ingredients and by-products.rnFat supplements.rnProtein concentrates.rnPre- and pro-biotics.rnDietary vitamin and mineral supplements.rnFeed storage.rnNatural and contaminant toxicants in feeds.rnFeed additives.rnProhibited substances.rnStudy questions.rnFurther reading.rn6 Estimating Nutrient Requirements.rnRelationship of capacity for feed to body weight.rnConcentrates and roughages.rnFeed energy.rnDigestible energy, protein and mineral requirements based on NRC (2007) recommendations.rnRation formulation using the DE and NE systems.rnEnergy and protein requirements based on INRA feed units.rnEnergy, protein, mineral and micronutrient feed values as determined by the INRA system.rnSimple ration formulation.rnFeed type, rate of intake, appetite, frequency and processing.rnShelf-life of feeds, feed contaminants and government regulations.rnStudy questions.rnFurther reading.rn7 Feeding the Breeding Mare, Foal and Stallion.rnThe oestrous cycle and fertility.rnGestation.rnParturition.rnLactation.rnWeaning procedure.rnFeeding the orphan foal.rnThe stallion.rnStudy questions.rnFurther reading.rn8 Growth.rnIdeal conformation.rnBirth weight and early growth.rnLater growth and conformational changes.rnEffects of dietary composition.rnDevelopmental orthopaedic disease.rnStudy questions.rnFurther reading.rn9 Feeding for Performance and the Metabolism of Nutrients During Exercise.rnWork and energy expenditure.rnEnergy substrates and their expenditure.rnTraining methods.rnMuscle energy reserves and feeding before exercise.rnThe endocrine system.rnThe vascular and respiratory systems.rnResults of exercise.rnBlood acid-base balance.rnDietary base excess and 'fixed' dietary cation-anion balance.rnDietary protein requirements and exercise.rnFeeding methods.rnStudy questions.rnFurther reading.rn10 Grassland and Pasture Management.rnGrassland types.rnPasture as an exercise area.rnNutritional productivity of pasture.rnNutrients required for pasture growth and development.rnSward height.rnIntensity of stocking with horses and ruminants.rnGrazing behaviour.rnSupplements on pasture.rnSafety of grazing areas.rnWater supplies.rnSilage and haylage and their safety.rnGrassland improvement.rnTropical grassland and forages.rnPoisonous plants.rnHomeopathy.rnStudy questions.rnFurther reading.rn11 Pests and Ailments Related to Grazing Area, Diet and Housing.rnArthropod parasites.rnWorm infestations.rnProtozoan parasites.rnAilments related to diet.rnPasture ailments.rnLiver disease.rnChronic weight loss.rnThe mature sick or geriatric horse.rnMuscle ailments.rnHousing.rnStudy questions.rnFurther reading.rn12 Laboratory Methods for Assessing Nutritional Status and Some Dietary Options.rnMetabolic tests.rnDiets for liver disease.rnDiets for kidney disease.rnBone metabolism.rnOther tests.rnProcedures for determining causes of suspected nutritional problems.rnStudy questions.rnFurther reading.rnAppendix A Example Calculation of Dietary Composition Required for a 400 kg Mare in the Fourth Month of Lactation.rnAppendix B Common Dietary Errors in Studs and Racing Stables.rnAppendix C Chemical Composition of Feedstuffs Used for Horses.rnAppendix D Estimates of Base Excess of a Diet and of Blood Plasma.rnEstimate of BE of a diet from its fixed ion content.rnEstimate of BE of blood plasma from its bicarbonate concentration.rnGlossary.rnReferences and Further Reading.rnConclusion.rnIndex.
Since the first edition of Equine Nutrition and Feeding was published in 1986, it has become the seminal work on the subject. It covers all the key topics that you need to know for your equine nutrition degree course. This comprehensive and clearly evidenced textbook covers how food is digested and nutrients are used in growing, working and breeding horses. It also explains the scientific basis for calculating nutrient and dietary requirements in an understandable manner, and shows you how to do these calculations. Special attention is also given to grassland and pasture, and to housing and diet-related diseases.rnAdditional, student-friendly features include:n* References to the most up-to-date information, including "Nutrient Requirements of Horses", from the National Research Council (2007).n* Case histories to provide practical examples.n* Study questions at the end of each chapter to help you to revise.n* A comprehensive glossary of terms and abbreviations.rnChanges to this fourth edition:n* Evidence base has been expanded, with 646 new research reports and papers being incorporated.n* Extensively revised to make navigation easier.n* A new section is dedicated to the weaning and growth of the foal.rnThis book is the essential text for any undergraduate and postgraduate student of equine nutrition, equine veterinary medicine, equine veterinary nursing or agricultural science. It is also used by equine nutritionists and horse owners.